I think one of the falsehoods that single people torture themselves with is the notion of happily ever after. I don’t mean the most dominant aspect of this notion; about finding a soulmate to complete you and shower you with perfect romance. What I mean is the idea that once you are with your partner… Continue reading Happily Ever After?
On Thursday I will celebrate my 39th birthday. I say celebrate but that is only on account of the customary phrase; at the moment I certainly am not feeling particularly like celebrating. I have been trying recently to really spend time alone, without the usual crutches. No television on constantly; no booking up lots of… Continue reading Birthday detox blues
I have been having a slow burn love affair with French films, food, music, buildings, lifestyles, and, well all things French. I am aware that this Francophile thing isn’t unique, especially with middle-class English people. The French are just over there and seem so cool and stylish and unlike us. I think one of the… Continue reading French Women
So it seems that there are rumours that Elsa, from Frozen, might be gay in the sequel. Now I think that on some level that would be awesome; a Disney princess being gay. It would be good for little girls, and those fans who are or not quite so young, to see a clever, talented… Continue reading Single or gay – which is braver?
“The archetype of the spinster is still alive in our unconscious: she has simply morphed into her present incarnation as the woman alone – that is to say, into the stoic, sometimes quietly mournful woman who has missed out on the possibility of finding a partner and carried some shame and guilt about it.” On… Continue reading On My Own